As part of Tanger Outlet Center’s national effort to battle breast cancer, the Myrtle Beach Tanger Outlet Centers recently presented a check for $26,365.36 to the Conway Medical Center Foundation for the Mammography Initiative through the Stanley K. Tanger Breast Cancer Fund. Tanger’s 2011 donation was presented to Berns Massey and Jessica Sasser during a special meeting held at the Tanger offices at the 501 Outlet location.
We are proud to have joined with our retail partners to not only raise funds, but to also create awareness for early detection, mammograms and self examination,” remarked Robert Leisen, General Manager of the Tanger Outlet Centers in Myrtle Beach. “Our goal is to continue providing hope and encouragement to breast cancer patients and their families in our area, and to keep working hard until a prevention and cure can finally be found,” added Leisen.
Tanger’s 2011 Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, which took place September 15 – October 25, 2010 raised money through an onsite program at Tanger shopping centers. For a $1 donation, Tanger shoppers received a special Pink Card that gave them bonus discount savings at participating Tanger stores.
The CMC Mammography Initiative was developed to assist women, who are unable to pay for the services, by financially aiding in screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds and clinical breast examinations. These services are offered to all persons regardless of age, race or ethnicity that do not qualify for The Best Chance Network.* To provide services to as many women as possible, Conway Medical Center has agreed to deeply discount the screening and examination services.
With the incidence of breast cancer increasing and many younger women being diagnosed with the disorder, Conway Medical Center Foundation provides funding for mammograms and related screenings to women with no means to pay for these services who do not qualify for other assistance. Referrals for these services come from area physicians, the Friendship free medical clinic, and HEALTHREACH, Conway Medical Center’s community outreach program.
For more information, please contact the CMC Foundation office at (843) 347-8058 or visit www.conwaymedicalcenter.com
* The South Carolina Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program for women ages 40 to 64, uninsured and have income at or below 200% of the poverty level.